Recent Research Topics on Human Language Technology (Q2)

Next lines will deal with the most recent research topics mentioned in some important sites on Human Language Technology from different research centers in Europe:

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence is at the moment working in the following research projects:

  • CoSy-Cognitive Systems for Cognitive Assistants
  • HyLaP-Hybrid Language Pricessing Technologues for a personal associative information access and managemente application
  • K-Space-Knowledge Space of semantic inference for automatic annotation and retrieval of multimedia content
  • MESH-Multimedia Semantic Syndication for Enhanced News Services
  • MUSING-MUlti-Industry, Semantic-based Next Generation Business INtelliGence
  • PAVOQUE-PArametrisation of prosody and VOice QUality for concatenative speech synthesis in view of Emotion expression
  • QALL-ME-Question Answering Learning technologues in a multilingual and Multimoda Enviroment
  • RASCALLI-Responsive Artificial Situated Cognitive Agents Living and Learning on the Internet

In Ireland, the National Centre for Language Technology is developing on:

  • CALL Computer Assisted Language Learning-Integrating CL/NLP/HLT Technology into CALL, CALL for Endangered Languages, CALL for Primary School Environments, CALL for Remedial Learners
  • Corpus Linguistics- Statistical and Rule-Based MT (SMT, RBMT), Example-Based MT (EBMT), Translation Memories (TMs), Boosting Existing MT Systems, Machine-Aided Translation (MAT), Computer-Aided Translation (CAT), Controlled Languages
  • Treebank-Based Unification Grammar Acquisition-Automatic Feature-Structure Annotation Algorithms, Subcategorisation Frame Extraction, Wide-Coverage Robust Probabilistic Unification Grammar Acquisition, PCFG-Based LFG Approximation, HPSG Acquisition, Multilingual Treebank-Based Grammar Acquisition
  • Semantics-Discourse Representation Theory, Linear-Logic Based Semantics, Computation of Logical Forms from Treebanks, Open-Domain Question Answering Systems
  • Speech Technology- Speaker Characterisation, Audio Classification, Retrieval and Coding, Human Computer Interfaces (HCIs)
  • Multilingual Information Retrieval/Extraction
  • Language Evolution

The OFAI Language Technology Group is now involved in four projects and in some of these projects, there is a cooperations with Austrian university departments and companies.

  • VSDS: Viennese Sociolect and Dialect Synthesis (2007 – 2009)
  • SEMPRE: Semantically Aware Profiling for Recommenders (2007 – 2008 )
  • INSPIRATION (2006 – 2010)
  • RASCALLI: Responsive Artificial Situated Cognitive Agents Living and Learning on the Internet (2006 – 2008 )

In Edinburgh is possible to find their Language Technology Group which is on research and development of the following listed topics:

  • EASIE-Combining Shallow Semantics and Domain Knowledge
  • TXM-Text Mining for Biomedical Content Curation
  • CROSSMARC-Cross-retail Multi-agent Retail Comparison
  • SQUAD-Smart Qualitative Data: Methods and Community Tools for Data Mark-Up
  • SEER-Machine Learning for Named Entity Recognition
  • BOPCRIS-Named entity tagging of historical parliamentary proceedings
  • Synthesis-Integrated Models and Tools for Fine-Grained Prosody in Discourse
  • JAST-Joint Action Science and Technology
  • AMI and AMIDA-AMI consortium projects that are developing technologies for meeting browsing and to assist people participating in meetings from a remote location
  • Collaborating Using Diagrams-Study of how pairs collaborate when in planning a route on a map



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